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Synonyms for anointing

the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

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He believes the medicinal qualities of cannabis in the biblical anointing oil were responsible for the healing of epilepsy, eye and skin diseases, and menstrual problems referred to in the gospels.
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has strongly reaffirmed that only priests can administer the anointing of the sick, and said this doctrine must be "definitively" accepted by Catholics.
In his view, the old fearful connection between anointing and death has disappeared; about 90 percent of the people view it positively as healing or remedy, Yet, the sacrament is now in danger of becoming a fad, he said.
It is as if she has anticipated Jesus' act of foot washing in anointing his feet.
Mary of Bethany's anointing of Jesus just before his Passion was linked to the woman "with a bad name" whose tears washed and anointed Jesus' feet at Simon's house.
A slight internal contradiction within LBW is that the laying on of hands and anointing with the prayer for the Spirit (in the baptismal rite) is confirmation; why, then, do we continue to have a later so-called confirmation rite for use with adolescents?
The sacrament of Anointing offers a powerful moment of grace in which we can experience and express our love for each other and are assured of God's love for us.
This anointing after Baptism was the last step before the catechumen went into the eucharistic assembly and received Holy Communion for the first time.
31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When evangelist and TBN ministry partner James Robison knelt down with Pastor Sammy Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, at a conference a couple of years ago and prayed a powerful blessing and anointing over his life, little did anyone know the incredible things the Holy Spirit was about to orchestrate.
The Democrats have always been primary-averse around here, but don't they realize that they're spoiling our fun and costing Channel 9 a lot of money by anointing Hillary so early?
Bukhari had recently sparked a controversy by announcing that he has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the ceremony for anointing his son as the deputy Imam but did not invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
I stood the cross up on its base and repeated Sandy's anointing, this time officially.
Most people associate the sacrament of anointing of the sick with a priest visiting a dying person in a hospital bed.
In "Vessels of Honor: Accessing your Oil and Anointing," Pastor Arron Williams presents the principles or "vessels" necessary for believers to walk in the power and anointing of God.
the only thing that counts is 'unction', not function," he said, referring to the religious ritual of anointing someone with oils.